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Psalms 140:1 ←
To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David. O Lord, take me out of the power of the evil man; keep me safe from the violent man:
Psalms 140:2 ←
For their hearts are full of evil designs; and they are ever making ready causes of war.
Psalms 140:3 ←
Their tongues are sharp like the tongue of a snake; the poison of snakes is under their lips. (Selah.)
Psalms 140:4 ←
O Lord, take me out of the hands of sinners; keep me safe from the violent man: for they are designing my downfall.
Psalms 140:5 ←
The men of pride have put secret cords for my feet; stretching nets in my way, so that they may take me with their tricks. (Selah.)
Psalms 140:6 ←
I have said to the Lord, You are my God: give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my prayer.
Psalms 140:7 ←
O Lord God, the strength of my salvation, you have been a cover over my head in the day of the fight.
Psalms 140:8 ←
O Lord, give not the wrongdoer his desire; give him no help in his evil designs, or he may be uplifted in pride. (Selah.)
Psalms 140:9 ←
As for those who come round me, let their heads be covered by the evil of their lips.
Psalms 140:10 ←
Let burning flames come down on them: let them be put into the fire, and into deep waters, so that they may not get up again.
Psalms 140:11 ←
Let not a man of evil tongue be safe on earth: let destruction overtake the violent man with blow on blow.
Psalms 140:12 ←
I am certain that the Lord will take care of the cause of the poor, and of the rights of those who are troubled.
Psalms 140:13 ←
Truly, the upright will give praise to your name: the holy will have a place in your house.